I am getting so frustrated looking at this new batch because I love them all but don't know what you are actually seeing and capturing with your camera. I know Photoshop exists...and I resized something once...is it playing a big part here in creating the depths and dimensions?
all of my square images are cropped in photoshop and i generally tweek them in one way or another, but they are not altered or manipulated.... it is strange how we feel about these things... maybe it's like showing photos of how we are or of how we used to be... i guess it depends on whether we are looking to create images or capture them... they are very different skills, quite often, if not always, defined by what we hide, or throw away, rather than what we show.... there is nothing to hide, but i believe that the potentials should be explored, nothing ventured, nothing gained... things very quickly cease to be what they used to be, even if the differences are very subtle
... i am not sure what you mean by depths, but sometimes i distort dimensions, either in photoshop or with my camera
I was especially glad to get this reply because I was afraid that I had perhaps alienated you with my questions in the first place. I also want to thank you for the thoughtful response, which really does help me understand the process. And I definitely relate to the image of choosing what to toss and what to show. As for depth, I was using it in a collage sense, referring to the multi-layered effects that often appear in collaged backgrounds. Your work has great depth of color, and it's just hard to picture capturing that in a camera. But then, I use a Kodak point-and-shoot (on automatic), so consider the source! Thanks again.
i am not the best photographer in the world, but i am always learning and have spent a lot of hours going around and finding abstract things to capture... not everything that i try comes out as i wanted it, occasionally it comes out better than i could have imagined, and as i improve my photographic skills there is less rubbish. I think one of my best skills is that of seeing things around me... looking
As for colour depth as you describe it, it is all about the light and using the right setting on the camera best suited for the situation, that can be completely manual on a kodak point and shoot.... sometimes that will capture perfectly... The best time to shoot outside is the last (or first) few hours of daylight, or when there are dark clouds above and bright light coming underneath the clouds.
colour depth is mostly about light conditions.
All that said, there are also ways to bring out the colours and contrast that is in an image with out adding anything using photoshop... and correcting exposures to some extent.... i may do that with my images but when the light conditions are right then there is no need to do so. I am experimenting with various filters to get better results in the less ideal middle of the day, and choosing different subjects which work better in that kind of light.